Combat movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant combat movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, intense and exciting films and TV shows about / with combat, violence, death, brutality, blood, survival, heroes, fight, gun and vengeance plots mostly in Action, Drama and War genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as combat: Band of Brothers (2001), Platoon (1986), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Hunted (2003), Gladiator (2000), Hamburger Hill (1987), Full Metal Jacket (1987), The Outpost (2019), The Tournament (2009), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018).

List of combat movies

Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, world war two, military, military life, combat, battles, sniper, paratrooper, survival, warrior, american soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, paris france ...
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 8.1
 387K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, war crime, combat, jungle warfare, military life, jungle, anti war, squad ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
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 7.7
 369K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, warrior, u.s. military, rescue mission, courage, battles, gunfight, marine, chaos, combat, survival ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, north africa, east africa, arkansas ...
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 6.1
 45K
The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, combat, swat team, chase, human monster, murder, special agents, haunted by the past, violence, massacre, maniac, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, portland oregon, yugoslavia ...
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 8.5
 1.4M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, rough, breathtaking, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, revenge, freedom, gladiator, ancient rome, courage, pride and honor, master warrior, slavery, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, spain, germany, north africa, italy
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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a world without government, the surviving Unisols maintain order and choose the strongest of their ranks to rule, testing them in life-or-death combat.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: combat, cloning, unstoppable, one man army, superhuman powers, soldier, danger, military, vengeance, martial arts, strong violent content, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
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 6.7
 24K
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, gloomy, rough, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, anti war, combat, violence spree, violence, insanity, jungle, lieutenant, massacre, gunfight, war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, boot camp, soldier, sniper, military life, suicide, sergeant, anti war, cruelty, infantry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 23K
The Outpost (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of ...
Style: brutal, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, u.s. army, war, roadblock, army, combat, gunfight, death, battles, war in afghanistan, fighting movie, fight scenes ...
Time: 2000s, year 2009, year 2006, year 1984
Place: afghanistan
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 6.1
 34K
The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Bahrain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Every ten or seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, chase, hitman, female fighter, tournament, vengeance, fight, contests and competitions, faked death, competition, combat, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, united kingdom, brazil, england, britain
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tragic ending, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: maze, desert, cure, pandemic, vaccine, battles, scientist, murder, teenage hero, distopia, imprisonment, terminal illness ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 849
Gleipnir (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shuichi Kagaya is an ordinary high school kid in a boring little town. But when a beautiful classmate is caught in a warehouse fire, he discovers a mysterious power: he can transform into a furry dog with an oversized revolver and a zipper down his ...
Style: ecchi, seinen, captivating, light, psychological thriller
Plot: creature, supernatural, combat, monster, school, school life, student, romance, friendship, rivalry, heroic mission, teenage life ...
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 6.3
 42K
Guns Akimbo (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Germany, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ordinary guy suddenly finds himself forced to fight a gladiator-like battle for a dark website that streams the violence for viewers. Miles must fight heavily armed Nix and also save his kidnapped ex-girlfriend.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: game, superhero, heroes, fight, game of death, hacker, survival, struggle for survival, violence, bandit, gang, combat ...
Time: 2010s
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The Final Stand (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of the Podolsk cadets’ heroic stand outside Moscow in October 1941. Cadets were sent to the Ilyinsky line, fighting alongside units from the Soviet 43rd Army to hold back the German advance until reinforcements arrived. Hopelessly ...
Style: rough, clever, tense, exciting, brutal ...
Plot: combat, world war two, attack, military, teenager, rescue mission, battles, soldier, war, death, prisoner, violent ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s, 20th century
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 298K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, serious, biblical, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, lone hero, future dystopia, warrior, post apocalyptic, dystopic future, chaos, danger, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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Outpost: Black Sun (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pair of investigators team up with a Special Forces Unit to venture deep inside a war raging between the military and a massive army of Nazi Zombie Stormtroopers. Their mission is to fight their way behind enemy lines, locate the technology at the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, bunker, nazi zombie, nazi hunter, violence, outpost, survival, supernatural, good versus evil, deadly, danger, combat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 442K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: serious, emotional, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, warrior, fist fighting, sport, fight scenes, boxing, athlete and trainer, teacher, training, courage, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, philadelphia, el paso texas ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 52K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, terrorism, violence, military, riot, explosion, danger, war, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, london, belfast
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 5.8
 6K
1911 (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a ...
Style: exciting, epic, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, revolution, battles, brutality, rebellion, leadership, danger, political unrest, sword, combat, heroes, martial arts ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
Is relevant ?
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, propaganda film, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boot camp, marine, military, heroes, platoon, war, relationship vs career, ambition, power relations, combat, u.s. military, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: north carolina, caribbean, vietnam
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, revolution, soldier, undercover, torture, war, espionage, political intrigue, combat, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, paris france, new york, london, central america
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 1K
Bloodfist (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: To avenge the brutal murder of his brother, Jake Ray journeys to the Philippines, where his search for truth finds him battling both in and out of the ring. But the weapons are always the same: bare fists, bare feet. And the rules never change: last ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, siblings relations, karate, foot chase, righting the wronged, against the odds, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, military, fighter pilot, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
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 6.8
 5K
Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: racism, hate, neo nazi, ideology, refugee, gang, friendship, counterculture, youth, crimes, society, combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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Jackie Chan Presents: Wushu (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ten years ago, five students joined a martial arts school and learned the disciplines of Wushu and the bonds of friendship. Today, both will be put to the test after they and a former student stumble into a child kidnapping ring
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, showdown, coach, friends, friendship, adventure, escapades, ambition, young heroes, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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Shuriken Sentai Ninninger (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The evil warload Gengetsu Kibaoni was defeated 444 years ago by the Last Ninja, the head of the Igasaki Family. In 2015, Kibaoni Army start building up the empire again and try to revive him. 5 Ninjas transform into NINNINGER and fight to prevent ...
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, suspense, tense ...
Plot: superhero, giant robots, combat, friendship, ninja, superhero team, fistfight, escapades, friends, robot, race against time, alien technology ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Sword Art Online: Progressive Aria of a Starless Night (2021)
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
Story: One month after Kayaba Akihiko's game of death began, the death toll continues to rise, two thousand players having already lost their lives to the ultra-difficult VRMMO world of Sword Art Online. On the day of the strategy meeting to plan out ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: combat, virtual reality, virtual world, fantasy world, video game, adventure, virtuality, dream world, technology, fight, sword fight, battles ...
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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: feel good, exciting, atmospheric, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, unlikely friendships, adventure, family, happy ending, imaginary, young kid, friends, vikings, imaginary kingdom, teamwork ...
Place: scandinavia
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 496K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: warrior, mythology, sword fight, army, greek mythology, courage, battlefield, betrayal, ancient, tragic hero, conquering, heroic ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, paris france
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 7.5
 270K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, death, military life, squad, navy seal, battles, selflessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
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